Faith Formation

Lent

Crucifix

During the six weeks (40 days) before Easter we celebrate the liturgical season of Lent. The priest wears purple vestments, and we do not sing or recite the Gloria during Mass. We are called to fasting and abstinence, with dietary restrictions on Fridays, and there are traditional lenten devotions such as Stations of the Cross, …

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Mary, Mother of God

Our Lady Queen of Heaven

The Christmas season continues, with this Octave (eighth day) following the birth of Jesus. This is a day of celebration and devotion to Mary, Mother of God, who is also our own Blessed Mother. What a wonderful way to kick off the New Year! Traditionally this day commemorated the circumcision of the infant Jesus, eight …

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Immaculate Conception

Mary Mother of God

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, is observed every year on December 8. When Our Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Bernadette, she said, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Devotion to the Immaculate Conception is often associated with the shrine at Lourdes, France, the site of Bernadette’s miraculous visions.

What is Faith Formation?

Saint Ann with Mary

Faith Formation consists of two essential elements: religious education and religious experience. Both education and experience are ordered toward the same thing: a living relationship with God. the highest point of one ‘s relationship with God is worship. It’s for this reason that the catechism states that the Sunday Eucharist is the “Source and Summit …

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Spring 2019 CCD Schedule

Jesus with Children

CCD Classes begin meeting in September each year, and end in Spring. Parents whose children are registered in CCD receive emails with detailed program information including schedule details. The Sunday morning classes begin at 10:30,  following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Some groups meet in the parish hall, while others meet in our Youth Ministry Center …

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